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Pull up chin up bar

Are all home pull up chin up bars created equally or is one better than another? I have seen the ones at CT and Wal-mart. Any recommendations
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I havent shopped around for such items, but I did purchase this one from Sears for $30.
http://www.sears.ca/product/as-seen-on- ... IT00010506
Its good.
The only complaint I had with it is..... that it does cause some damage on the area above your door, as the pressure of your weight is pressed against the area of the door.
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I have the one from Canadian Tire. It's decent and does the trick. Only problem though is that you can't get a very wide grip on them. It's okay for chin-ups but not the best for pull-ups.
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Here's my chance to wh0re out one of my YouTube videos of me doing some pull-ups. :)

Notice how wide a grip I use compared to the ones you buy for the doorways.

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I put up a pair of $18 rock climbing training holds (MEC) in my basement doorway, they are similar to a pull up bar if you use the top hold. The rule is that every time I pass them, I have to do at least 5-10 pull ups, meaning I usually do at least 30 a day. To me, this set up means I use them a lot more than if I put a pull up bar somewhere else where it was gather dust.

Just an idea.
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Bullseye wrote:
Feb 29th, 2012 8:15 am
I put up a pair of $18 rock climbing training holds (MEC) in my basement doorway, they are similar to a pull up bar if you use the top hold. The rule is that every time I pass them, I have to do at least 5-10 pull ups, meaning I usually do at least 30 a day. To me, this set up means I use them a lot more than if I put a pull up bar somewhere else where it was gather dust.

Just an idea.

That's a REALLY great idea!
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Thai wrote:
Feb 29th, 2012 9:01 am
That's a REALLY great idea!
I'm going to take a look at them too. the variety of hand-holds is attractive to me. and Thai, good height on your pull-ups. chin over bar! some guys take the reduced range of motion to their advantage and barely move up and down. i suspect you do weighted pull-ups normally.

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